19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin

Daily readings:

14/08 Monday: Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe [1] Isaiah 58:6-11 [Gospel] Matthew 25:31-40

Vigil Mass [1] First Chronicles 15:3-4, 15, 16; 16:1-2 [2] First Corinthians 15:54-57 [Gospel] Luke 11:27-28

15/08 Tuesday: Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven [1] Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10 [2] First Corinthians 15:20-26 [Gospel] Luke 1:39-56

16/08 Wednesday: Saint Stephen of Hungary [1] Deuteronomy 34:1-12 [Gospel] Matthew 18:15-20

17/08 Thursday: [1] Joshua 3:7-10, 11, 13-17 [Gospel] Matthew 18:21-19:1

18/08 Friday: Saint Jane Frances de Chantal [1] Joshua 24:1-13 [Gospel] Matthew 19:3-12

19/08 Saturday: Saint John Eudes [1] Joshua 24:14-29 [Gospel] Matthew 19:13-15

20/08 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time [1] Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 [2] Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 [Gospel] Matthew 15:21-28

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading: First Kings 19:9, 11-13

Where / when have I had a special personal encounter with the Lord? How did I recognize his presence? How does the Lord usually invite us to be with him? How have my encounters with the Lord borne fruit?

Psalm 85: “Show us your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.”

Second Reading: Romans 9:1-5

St. Paul was in anguish for the salvation of his own people, who were God’s chosen people and the earthly forefathers of Christ. How has my faith journey been influenced by my ancestors and family members? What prayers do I have for individual family members and their relationship to God?

“Alleluia. I wait for the Lord; I hope in his word Alleluia.”

Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33

When have I felt that I was alone, battling the waves with no help from God? How were my fears and stresses eventually calmed? When has Jesus enabled me to do what seemed impossible - to “walk on water” - or reached out to save me from doubts? How have these experiences affected my life? What is holding me back from putting myself in his hands now?

PRAY FOR THE SICK: May Chu, Camilo Romero, Adela Lim, Mary Martin, Ky Truong, Gina Tabul, Olivera Lambeta, Ngan Thi Trinh, Thuong Van Tran, Francesca Cabrales, Maria Garcia, Danita Chow, Hong Van Le, Tuyen Thi Nguyen, Phu Thi Truong, Bernard Boos, Hanh Huynh, Mary Magdalene H, Thanh Thi Dao, Sa Thi Dang, Phuong Van Nguyen, Hoa Xuan Thi Le, Estrella Rodriguez,  Felipe Sobredo, Shirley De La Cruz.


For World Youth Day: We pray the World Youth Day in Lisbon will help young people to live and witness the Gospel in their own lives.


Saturday August 12 at 9 AM

  • For the soul of Zelie Chua.

Saturday August 12 at 5 PM

  • For the souls of Alicia Bayle, Thomas Bayle, Marlon Bayle, Elizabeth Bayle, Castor Bayle, and Elsa Camitan.

Sunday August 13 at 8 AM

  • For the soul of Magdalena D. Palanga.

Sunday August 13 at 11:30 AM

  • Death anniversary, for the soul of Saturnino Olinggay.
  • For the soul of Myra Subang.

Tuesday August 15 at 8 AM

  • For the souls in the purgatory.
  • Thanksgiving Mass for birthday


This week there is a second collection for our Parish Building Fund

Project Advance Campaign 2023: As of July 29, 2023, the parish has raised $31,410. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing financial support to the parish set goal of $80,000.

The annual pilgrimage to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Mission will be on Saturday August 19, starting with sacrament of Reconciliation at 11 am, Mass with Archbishop Miller at 1 pm and Rosary and Benediction at 2 pm. An air-conditioned bus will leave St. Mary’s parish at 8 am and depart Mission at 3:30 pm to return around 5 pm. The deadline to pre-register and pay the $40 fee for the bus is tomorrow, July 31. To register or get more information, please email [email protected] or phone Teresita Nixon at 604-940-2360. Information sheets are available at the church entrance.

St Joseph’s Parish offers Religious Education Program from Grade 1 to Grade 7 for children to receive First Communion & Reconciliation and Confirmation sacraments. Classes will start on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 9:30 am. Registration will be on the same date at 9:00 am. Please bring a copy of your children’s baptismal certificate.

St. Joseph’s Parish Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program for Catholic and non-Catholic: Do you want to learn more and increase your knowledge about your Catholic faith? Do you know anybody who are interested to become Catholic? Be a Disciple, Be an Evangelizer! St Joseph’s Parish RCIA program offers Evening classes from 7pm to 9pm. Classes will start on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. Refreshments will be served.

Registration: Please get your registration form for both programs at the parish office or call Mrs. Bucad at 604-874-4599 for more info

Our Parish is always looking for volunteers who are willing to donate their time and talents in various areas such as: sacristans, readers, altar servers, choir members, gift bearers, parking lot attendants and so much more. Please speak with the Mass coordinator if you are able to help or would like more information.


Stay in Touch: We welcome emails or phone calls to the parish office (604-876-7826 / parish.[email protected]) if you have suggestions or need assistance. Please keep your contact information (address, phone, email) up to date.

Donations: To donate online go to https://support.rcav.org/parishes/parish-offertory/sunday-offering/and select St. Joseph, Van Offering.


"Who Am I?" Workshop

This two-weekend workshop will help you:

+Discover the richness within yourself.

+Improve relationships with family, friends and in your workplace ministry.

+Increase your productivity in life and ministry.

Find greater solidity in decision-making.

Location and time: John Paul II Pastoral Centre in Vancouver on August 19, 20, 26 and 27. Learn more at beholdvancouver.org.

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